PGCert 12 months, PGDip 24 months, MSc 36-42 months (all part-time, blended learning)

Who is the Programme For?

The aim of this MSc Programme is to provide training in Mindfulness and explore its application to a chosen professional context.  In addition, we offer a teacher training pathway.

Mindfulness is an innate capacity of the mind to be aware of the present moment in a non-judgemental way.  It enables us to access inner resources for coping effectively with stress, difficulty and illness.  This promotes a way of being that helps us to take better care of ourselves and lead healthier lives.

The studies in Mindfulness MSc is run as a Partnership between the University of Aberdeen and the Mindfulness Association Ltd, with the Mindfulness Association delivering the experiential training in Mindfulness, Compassion and Insight, and the University delivering the academic training.

You can join this MSc programme if you have a first degree or equivalent professional experience, and a professional, work or voluntary context within which to explore mindfulness.  The MSc is suitable for beginners as well as those who already have an established mindfulness practice.  The training is entirely secular.

Programme Features

The Programme includes the following integrated elements:

  • Developing a mindfulness practice
  • Studying mindfulness - its evidence base, areas of application and critiques
  • Researching the application of mindfulness to a chosen professional context, such as health, education or business
  • Learning to teach mindfulness in accordance with the guidelines of the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers

For further information please visit the prospectus or contact

The Studies in Mindfulness programme is also available for non-EU students. Further details can be found at Mindfulness International Programme.